Hi again DMH,
I'm not sure about getting better deals, other than the chance to book on board for on board credits and discounts. I think it is more a case of the more you cruise, the more tips & contacts you pick up which allow you to find those better deals.
Believe me, it WILL be the first of many ;o)
Alan & Katrina
Next Cruise: P&O Adonia June 2014?
Last Cruise: P&O Oriana Nov 2013
Golden, Grand(2), Caribbean, Sea(4+1 aborted)
Adonia(4+1), Arcadia, Artemis(2), Aurora(5), Azura, Oceana(3), Oriana(11), Ventura(2), Victoria(5)
QM2(2), QE2(9), QV(5), QE, Caronia(2), Minerva II, Fred.Olsen(8), NCL Jade, =X= Eclipse, HAL Ryndam